Text 5676775 for AB+ … seriously

Here is an amazing application of mobile technology.

Initially started as a normal website www.indianblooddonors.com offering blood donors and recipient a place to exchange blood, a new service has been added to this website. Thanks to a newly activated service run by Nagpur based Khushroo Poacha, getting a Unit of blood is just an SMS Away.

Given the spotty internet coverage of India, Indianblooddonors.com recognized that the best way to reach people in need was through the mobile phone. Watblog.com explains how it works:

When a patient needs blood, he has to send an SMS to 5676775 in the format

Type blood <space> STD Code <space> blood Group <space> Name

The patient will get a donor’s name with his contact details.

Simultaneously an SMS will be triggered by the system and an alert will be sent to the donor with the details of the patient for co-ordination.

Donors can register by sending an SMS to 5676775 in the format

Donor <space> City STD Code <space> blood group <space> Name

The service currently has over 45,000 donors and is free!

2 Responses

  1. […] March 17, 2008 by prernasri With the advent of new socially minded technological ventures such as SMS-driven blood donations or cellphone-accessible teaching aids, it isn’t too surprising that legal services are now […]

  2. I have sent an email to Mr.Khusroo long ago when it was on blooddonors.com, really it is amazing the people for such noble causes are to met. We are organizing a meet for 500 NGO’s in January 09. Details will be sent to you and along with the invitation. Please go through our website, we are also doing some service in the field of Blood Donation.

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